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Edmonton Northern Alberta

Edmonton is a young city that loves any excuse to go out on the town, even in a snowstorm. And there's prime shopping, too. West Edmonton Mall is literally the size of a city and the Old Strathcona farmers market is famous for a reason.   ● Culture bug: Edmonton is home to North America’s oldest and largest Fringe Festival every summer. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is recognized as one of the best in the world. ● Winter wonders: Edmonton embraces winter. There are iced pathways to skate around  and castles made of icicles. Join some locals in skijoring. That’s when people train their pet dogs to pull them around on skis. It's the next best thing to dog-sledding.
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City Centre Mall

Edmonton, Alberta

City Centre is Edmonton's only town centre shopping mall. Anchored by Hudson's Bay department store, the centre offers 170 retail shops and services and is connected to The Sutton hotel, Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel and five office buildings by more than 13 km (8 mi) of pedestrian walkways.

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Marine Life - West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta
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Explore marine life at Sea Life Caverns - an underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates - and at Sea Lions' Rock, home to four California sea lions that perform daily.

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Santa Maria – West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta
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Climb aboard the Santa Maria, an exact replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship that was used on his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Look for it right in the middle of West Edmonton Mall.

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Holiday Packages

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Rockies Winter Retreat

Enjoy a winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies with this memorable journey by rail and road.

Offered By: Discover the World

Expires: 2018-04-11
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Edmonton to the Rockies

From shopping to Canyon Ice Walks, this winter wonderland itinerary has it all.

Offered By: My Canada Trips

Expires: 2018-03-01
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Tours

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Edmonton Brewery Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton Brewery Tours takes guests on a journey through Edmonton’s thriving craft beer scene. Discover how passionate tap pullers and a thirst for good beer quickly evolved into a local liquid obsession. As we take you five of Edmonton's craft breweries, you will get exclusive, behind the scenes access and the opportunity to interact with the brewers. Of course there will be plenty samples of a variety of custom beers, each with their own unique, local story.

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River Valley Adventure Company

Edmonton, Alberta
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Whether you are looking for a workout or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride, our top-of-the-line Rocky Mountain bikes or MSR Snowshoes Tours allow you to explore over 480 km (298 mi) of trails throughout the river valley. Our very popular guided walking tours offer an informative and entertaining amble through nature. Guided tours run all year long. Enjoy our blooming spring buds, breathtaking lush summer greenery, colorful fall foliage or our winter wonderland.

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Edmonton Food Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton is a city with 57 festivals each year and a vibrant population that comes out to support whatever is happening no matter the weather. Learn about the history, art, and culture of Canada's most Northern City with our three tours running year-round in the city.

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Events

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Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-01-25 To 2018-01-25 MST | Show All Dates

Be amazed by the ice sculptures created by professional ice carvers during the International Ice Carving Competition at the 15th annual Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival. This competition is one of only three professional ice carving competitions in Canada. Try your hand at ice carving during the L'il and Big Chipper ice carving lessons. Enjoy a locally crafted beverage in the Ice Bar. Complete your Old Strathcona experience with a delicious meal, live music, painting parties or activity at one of the many participating businesses.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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Silver Skate Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-19 MST

Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running Feb. 9-19 in Edmonton's scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2018, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza. Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculptures, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones.

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